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Banana Monkey Cupcakes With Chocolate Icing

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“This recipe is from Parents magazine. I saw this, and knew it would be perfect to make for my son's first birthday party.”
18 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffin cups. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, blend bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat in oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Alternately add flour and banana mixtures, ending with the flour. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill cups two-thirds full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
  3. To Decorate: Heat cream and corn syrup in a pan until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Glaze cupcakes with chocolate. Spoon extra into a plastic bag and refrigerate.
  4. Cut gingersnaps to make a mouth. For ears, separate Oreos and remove filling. Pipe on white frosting for eyes and top with M&M's. Snip a small corner from bag of chocolate; pipe on hair and nostrils.

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